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Easy Valentine's Day Cake Recipe
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Easy Valentine's Day Cake

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"This is a great, easy cake perfect for Valentine's Day! Also includes great icing recipe! My family makes this every Valentine's Day, and it's a favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 1 double-layer 8x8-inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch square pan and an 8-inch round pan.
  2. Beat white sugar and 1 cup butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Mix eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and almond extract into creamed butter mixture. Stir baking powder and baking soda into butter mixture until just combined.
  3. Stir 1 cup flour into butter mixture until just combined. Add 2/3 cup milk into butter-flour mixture; mix well. Continue adding 1 cup flour and 2/3 cup milk, alternating until all the flour and milk are used and batter is smooth. Pour batter into the 2 prepared pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool cakes completely before removing from pans, at least 2 hours.
  5. Beat confectioners' sugar, 1 cup butter, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract together in a bowl with an electric mixer until icing is fluffy and smooth.
  6. Remove cakes from pans and slice round cake in half. Lay the square cake on a work surface so it resembles a diamond-shape. Lay 1 round cake half on the top left side of the 'diamond' cake. Lay the second round cake half on the top right side of the 'diamond' cake, creating a 'heart-shaped' cake on top. Spread icing over the assembled cake.
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Jun 04, 2013

It isn't even close to Valentine's Day but when I noticed this recipe I recognized it as quite possibly a hidden gem of a yellow cake. While I didn't use the designated pans, it did "pan out." (Ha! Couldn't resist!) I did have my concerns - first, this calls for a little more milk than other, similar, recipes. Then, when I mixed it up, the batter looked just a teensy bit curdly, not as silky and fluffy as I would have liked. (or as the batter I used yesterday in "Aunt Mary's Delicious Bunny Cake" was) I made half a recipe into 12 cupcakes. I gazed at them a couple of times during the baking process (about 20 minutes) and they rose up nicely. The frosting, as I've mentioned many times in my reviews, has that 2 c. powdered sugar to 1/2 c. butter or shortening that I prize. In this instance, however, a little milk or water is needed. The cake is moist (since butter cakes can be dry I added a tablespoon of vegetable oil to this half recipe - 2 T. if using the full recipe), a pretty yellow, soft, but not so soft it's fragile, not fluffy but not dense either - just what you'd want for the perfect old-fashioned yellow layer cake or cupcake. The bottom line is that as this recipe's first reviewer I give it two thumbs up. I'm sure it would make a darned fine Valentines's Day Cake, but it made some darned good cupcakes too!.

Jun 24, 2013

Made this into cupcakes, they were dense and pretty dry. The icing was delicious.


5 Ratings

Feb 09, 2015


Feb 07, 2015

I like to try this!


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  • Calories
  • 546 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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